Jill Conner, New York Critic, Presents Her Critic’s Choice Award Lisa Goesling-Award Winner Comment by Jill Conner
“Lisa Goesling’s floral etching on Scratchbords reaches into the dark abyss of space while defining the depth parameters with lyrical petals and foliage seen on iris blossoms. “Inside of an Iris” is a dissection of the various surfaces that piece together this multi-layered flower. By approaching her subjects on different visual levels, as seen here, Goesling commits to gray-scale bringing the viewer into the subtle tones of layers. Blossoms and stems unwind in a circular pattern as if arranged upon a flat surface. Yet Goesling’s use of lyricism in line suggests a series of performative moments that spin boundlessly.”
Jill Conner (www.JillConner.net) is the New York Editor of Whitehot Magazine as well as the Editor of On-Verge/Alternative Art Criticism, a collaboration between the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and CUE Art Foundation. She is a contributor to Afterimage, ArtUS, Art in America, Interview Magazine, Performance Art Journal and Sculpture Magazine. She has provided editorial assistance to Dorothea Rockburne. She is also a Board Member of AICA.
As an independent curator, Conner is interested in opening discourse for strong art that has been overlooked. Her upcoming projects include a curated group exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in Spring 2013 (New York, NY) as well as THAW a group show that will appear at the Dorsky Gallery in November 2013 (New York, NY)
She is founder of AS/ARTISTS STUDIOS, (http://artists-studios.com) a database of the strongest non-represented art vis-a-vis New York City that seeks to create an online space in which one can view art that is less accessible than art created by represented artists. Read an interview with Jill Conner on Renee Phillips blog at http://reneephillips.blogspot.com/2013/03/interview-with-jill-conner-art-critic.html